Ayotzinapa's Truth Commission

Mexico's President met with the parents of the missing students and signed an executive order to create a Truth Commission

AMLO creates Ayotzinapa's Truth Commission
The 43 students went missing in 2014 - Photo: Bernardo Montoya /REUTERS
English 03/12/2018 12:51 Misael Zavala y Mariluz Roldán Mexico City Actualizada 12:52

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed his first executive order as President, in order to find out the truth about the Ayotzinapa case, when 43 trainee teachers disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, over fours years ago.

The presidential decree to find the truth about the Ayotzinapa case was signed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the presence of their parents.

The decree will establish the general guidelines to benefit and protect people who have information in relation to the case.

Every government department has been ordered to hand over any information and evidence, and no information related to human rights violations or crimes against humanity can be labeled as classified information.

Before the head of the Armed Forces, it was announced that the executive order includes allowing members of the commission the free access to any government office where there could find any evidence or information regarding the case.

María Martínez Ceferino, Miguel Ángel Martínez's mother, asked President López Obrador to “put himself in her shoes”, and help them so that the case isn't left unpunished.

“Be humane,” they told the President, after counting the 43 missing students.
 

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